Aldon Smith arrested for domestic violence following his release from Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders released linebacker Aldon Smith on Monday following allegations of domestic violence towards his fiancée that occurred over the weekend.

Brittany King

Aldon Smith has been taken into custody in connection with his domestic violence case, according to a new report from TMZ.


The ex-NFL player surrendered himself to police Tuesday and is currently being held at San Francisco County Jail, the outlet reports. Prior to his arrest, the Oakland Raiders announced that they had released Smith after the off-field incident where the pass-rusher allegedly attacked his fiancee during an altercation at a residence on Saturday night.

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Smith, who's currently suspended by the NFL stemming from a DUI arrest, had checked into a rehab facility over the weekend following the altercation. 


"I wish the best for Aldon. And I'm scared for his life with his addiction. I cannot comment on the altercation, but I can tell you I love him and [am] so happy he turned to my family who considers him family, and hopefully, he gets the help he truly needs," Smith's fiance told TMZ.


The 49ers released him 2015 after he was arrested and charged with his third drunken driving incident in four years. No word on if he will return to rehab once he posts bail. 


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